Squeaky Rescued Otter Pup Joins Oregon Zoo

StoryfulNewsPublished: December 12, 2017
Published: December 12, 2017

A sea otter pup rescued in California took up residence at the Oregon Zoo on Friday, December 8. The pup was rescued in late October in Morro Bay Harbor, California, at less than two weeks old. The pup is simply known as 805 for now, assigned to him by the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s rescue and care program. The otter could not be paired with a surrogate mother, so the US Fish and Wildlife Service deemed him non-releasable. The pup now weighs 14 pounds at about two months old. He also has started grooming himself, though his caregivers still need to help him, and he eats a seafood diet, both signs he’s doing well in his new home, the zoo said. “Right now he definitely has a preference for shrimp,” said Oregon Zoo marine life keeper Sara Morgan in a press release. “He seemed insulted when I tried to offer him squid.” Zoo visitors should expect to see the young otter in January when he joins the adult sea otters. Credit: Oregon Zoo via Storyful

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